Data Systems to Enhance Teacher Quality

Policymakers want and need better information about the qualifications, preparation, and career paths of people licensed to be teachers, about turnover and recruitment patterns, and about the supply of and demand for teacher talent. This study examined the data systems in 14 states and discovered that much of the critical information already exists, but that it is buried. By bringing these sources together, states can better answer important questions about the attractiveness of teaching as a profession and about recruiting and retaining stronger teachers.

Learn more about State Postsecondary Data Systems.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2003
Richard A. Voorhees and Gary T. Barnes with Robert Rothman
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